I absolutely love typography and paper crafts, so when I came across Yulia Brodskaya's work, I immediately fell in love! Yulia uses thin strips of paper to create detailed illustrations using decorative swirls! The technique is known as "papergraphic" and can take a couple of days – or weeks to finish! Check out her website for more beautiful samples of her work!

Vendor Spotlight- Paces Papers

PacesPapers2 Haute Papier is excited to feature Paces Papers in Atlanta, Georgia. Paces Papers is an elegant stationery store in the heart of Atlanta. Their wonderful staff can help you find a wide variety of papery and gifts. Jackie Howard, owner extraordinaire, has been in Atlanta for almost forty years and has been supplying multiple generations with their stationery needs! Haute Papier asked Jackie and her ladies some of our favorite questions:

How many years have you been in business?  Jackie has owned Paces Papers for 37 years.  Store manager, Emmi, has been with Paces Papers for over three years.

If you were to sell something other than stationery, what would it be?  I'd love to sell art - run a gallery, or maybe a bakery.

Besides the obvious (stationery), what is your favorite thing to give as a hostess gift?  Emmi enjoys giving a bottle of champagne.

Here at Haute Papier, we love to eat! When in NYC for the National Stationery Show, where is your favorite place to grab dinner? I usually stay with friends so they show me great little places- Brown and Orange in the lower east side are wonderful with a daily changing dinner menu and delicious baked egg skillets for breakfast. Also, Emmi has recently discovered Roberta's Pizza in Brooklyn- yum!!

Any other tidbits about your store you'd like to share? Every once and a while we try to have arts and crafts time, just as a little break. We'll make paper flowers, paper dresses, a new display for the store. Emmi says that it keeps the creative juices flowing-- plus glitter is usually involved-- who could be un-cheered by that?

The Art of Coordinating Paperie

I'm a complete sucker for coordinating papierie... not to the point of being mother/daughter matching Lilly Pulitzer, but I like when things go together just right! My mom, sisters and I hosted a tea for my cousin who is getting married a couple of weekends ago and I wanted to share the pics and template for creating your own matching tea paperie.  Click here for the original post from The District Domestic.dsc_0120We created these super cute little tea bags by sewing together two pieces of very fine mesh on three sides then using embroidery floss to stitch around the top.  Once filled with tea, all it takes is pulling the thread tight to close the bag.  Here's the template for making the tags on the end of the thread.

dsc_0116Here are the tags that went on the loose leaf tea that we used to fill the homemade tea bags with.


And here are the tags for the food and favors.

Happy Tea Party!